Definition of Gemara in English:



the Gemara
  • A rabbinical commentary on the Mishnah, forming the second part of the Talmud.

    • ‘We left off the last installment in the 3rd century with the writing of the Mishna and Gemara which became the Talmud.’
    • ‘The text of the Gemara is quoting the rabbis who lived from about 200 CE to about 500 CE.’
    • ‘He answers that the Gemara is trying to teach us that in order to advance in Judaism we must do so in levels, little by little, until we reach our proper level.’
    • ‘In the fifth century the Mishnah and Gemara were themselves collected in authoritative forms in the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds, although the Babylonian Talmud did not achieve its final form for some time.’
    • ‘The term Talmud is now often used for Mishna and Gemara together.’
    • ‘The Gemara mentions many examples of humanity and integrity toward Jews and non-Jews.’
    • ‘It is a Christian word and one that Jews do not employ to describe the contents of the Tanakh, the Mishnah and Gemara, and centuries of midrashim.’
    • ‘The Gemara explains how their enslavement started gradually.’
    • ‘The Gemara regards judges as partners of Hashem because they maintain society by keeping wrongdoers from destroying society.’
    • ‘He recently addressed the student body and quoted a Gemara which states that each person only has a certain amount of words which he is granted to use in his lifetime.’
    • ‘How can the Gemara learn anything from this episode?’
    • ‘The Gemara answers that this teaches that even one who is far from Hashem is welcome in His house.’
    • ‘If they put in the effort they will succeed as the Gemara says.’
    • ‘The Gemara states that wine has the ability to bring to the surface things that we would ordinarily not say, think, or express.’
    • ‘The Gemara goes explains further that the reason that he moved the beds was to protect his mother's honor.’
    • ‘It seems the Gemara does not reject that certain Mitzvot are logically correct.’
    • ‘The Gemara asks who these four people mentioned in Melachim were, and it answers that it was Geichazi and his three sons.’
    • ‘From this Mishna we can understand the answer of the Gemara.’
    • ‘After the attack, he closed the Gemara [an extensive legal code, which together with the Mishnah forms the Talmud] and read chapters from the Book of Psalms for the recovery of the wounded.’
    • ‘They taught Gemara to a gentile and dressed him as a Chasidic child.’


From Aramaic gĕmārā ‘completion’.